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Definition 1: the act that results in something coming to be - [noun denoting act]

Samples where making or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the devising of plans
  • the fashioning of pots and pans
  • the making of measurements
  • it was already in the making

Synonyms for making in the sense of this definition

(making is a kind of ...) the act or process of producing something

"Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous" "the production of white blood cells"

(... is a kind of making ) the making of maps and charts

(... is a kind of making ) the production of movies

Definition 2: (usually plural) the components needed for making or doing something - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where making or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the recipe listed all the makings for a chocolate cake

(making is a kind of ...) an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

"spare components for cars" "a component or constituent element of a system"

Definition 3: an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where making or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her qualifications for the job are excellent
  • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
  • she has the makings of fine musician

Synonyms for making in the sense of this definition

(making is a kind of ...) the quality of being suitable

"they had to prove their fitness for the position"

(... is a kind of making ) the quality or state of being eligible

"eligibility of a candidate for office" "eligibility for a loan"

(... is a kind of making ) the quality or state of being ineligible

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